Summer Institute

As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives for more than a year. This includes conferences and other academic gatherings being postponed or canceled. However, from this pandemic we have learned that we have the capacity to innovate and adapt. This is why the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies team put together its first virtual Summer Institute for 2021!

From June 15 to 25, graduate students and researchers from ICRPS member institutions got together (virtually) to discuss topics that are relevant for rural policy formulation and analysis. The 2021 Summer Institute included the following online live sessions:

The Summer Institute was an opportunity to gain new comparative rural policy skills/capacities, learn about rural development practice, and network with graduate students, researchers and ICRPS alumni from universities in Europe, Canada, USA and Mexico.

The Summer Institute was coordinated and hosted by faculty from 12 universities. Learn more about the faculty members and Summer Institute presenters.

Summer Institute Program

Graduate students were also encouraged to participate in the following activities:

  • Video contest open to grad students. See the details of the contest here
  • 2021 ICRPS Twitter Conference. More details can be found here.